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Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Strange (film review by Frank Ochieng)

All continues to be well in the Marvel Comics Universe as the film adaptation of another mischievous and majestic superhero from Stan Lee’s printed page empire emerges and reigns supreme on the big screen. The latest cure from the Marvel movie bag of explosive tricks is the entry of the dazzling and decorative ‘Doctor Strange’. Armed with […]

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Wonder Woman movie – first big official trailer.

November 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman movie – first big official trailer.

Wonder Woman is released in cinemas around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot […]

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Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]

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The MLJ Companion by Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia & Jon B. Cooke (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The MLJ Companion by Rik Offenberger, Paul Castiglia & Jon B. Cooke (book review).

Back in the 60s, very little of the Archie Comics range reached British shores beyond their comedy material and I didn’t even think the MLJ titles, which housed their super-heroes got more than a few issues circulated where I lived, even in black and white reprint. I did temporarily think The Mighty Crusaders looked awfully […]

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Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 92 October 2016 (magazine review).

If you read the top headline on Back Issue # 92’s cover, you will see it is called the ‘Bronze Age Halloween Issue’. If you’re going to buy and be ready to read on the 31st October, then this review has to be on-line a few weeks earlier than that so you can buy your […]

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Essential Iron Man – Volume 5 by Len Wein and Mike Friedrich (graphic novel review).

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Essential Iron Man – Volume 5 by Len Wein and Mike Friedrich (graphic novel review).

In black and white on cheap paper, Essential Iron Man # 5 follows the usual pattern. It contains reprints of Iron Man # 62-75, # 77-87 and Iron-Man Annual # 3. Iron Man # 76 was probably a reprint and that’s why it’s not included. They have the cover which shows Iron Man fighting the […]

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Iron Fist (first trailer).

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iron Fist (first trailer).

Netflix continues its roll-out of the Marvel Universe with a little glowing fist sub-Bruce Lee action in Iron Fist – hitting your TV screen (and other devices) March 2017.

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

In many respects, the film ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is an ‘Avengers’ film in all but name. It even introduces the Black Panther and a certain webcrawler into the fold and shows how effective a force such as a Giant Man can be as he defies the Square-Cube Law and takes on anyone in sight. […]

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Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

As the title of George Khoury’s book, ‘Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986’ says, he’s going to be looking at the last decade of comics before big changes happened in the big two’s realities, let alone the companies and fans. However, having lived through these years, I also know a lot to things […]

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